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April 26, 2017
"The message from all of us, was simply this: We are all in," said Sacramento, Calif., Mayor Darrell Steinberg, recounting his meeting with public agencies, elected leaders and representatives from industry stakeholders discussing the plan to begin testing and deploying autonomous vehicles (AV) on... read more
April 26, 2017
The Mayor of Panama has declared his pride that the capital of Panama is Latin America's first 'smart city'. The global movement towards smart cities has been described as a phenomenon and South America has been slower than other continents in terms of embracing such a transformation. Cities all... read more
April 25, 2017
With over 1,000 delegates from 70 islands, the first edition of the Smart Island World Congress exceeded expectations for attendance and delivered a rousing experience for all involved. The event was held at Mallorca, Spain, from April 20 to 21. Fira de Barcelona, which also organizes that annual... read more
April 25, 2017
A billionaire real estate developer advising President Trump on infrastructure issues suggested Monday that a reluctance by federal lawmakers to increase taxes was a main reason the U.S. faces difficulties building and maintaining public works. "The states have been much more courageous than the... read more
April 21, 2017
Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black will tell you in no uncertain terms that his mission to make city government run smarter has been working. Shortly after taking the reins as the city's chief administrator in September 2014, Black, with the backing of the mayor and council, began to build a data... read more
April 20, 2017
What do Alaska, Wisconsin, Louisiana and Maine have in common? They're among the 17 states that saw at least a 10 percent increase in the number of state and local agency bids and requests for proposal between Q1 2016 and Q1 2017, according to a new Onvia report.
April 20, 2017
The City of Pittsburgh was joined Monday by representatives from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and Intermedix to host an emergency preparedness resilience workshop as a part of the ONEPGH initiative, which is a partnership with 100 Resilient Cities- Pioneered by The... read more
April 18, 2017
It's crunch time in Missouri, where muni broadband supporters are seeking to defeat SB 186 - a bill that eliminates communities' rights to build public-owned broadband networks, effectively crippling jurisdictions' economies. Though the passage might be uncertain, there's a chance that incumbents... read more
April 17, 2017
AT&T Alliance Channel announced the addition of a smart irrigation solution to its portfolio. The new product uses internet of things (IoT) controllers to track water flow and usage in near real time. AT&T worked with HydroPoint, a company specializing in smart water management systems, to... read more
April 17, 2017
A local traffic technology company is helping Knoxville officials collect information to better manage some of the city's most congested intersections. GRIDSMART, a Hardin Valley-based company, has donated traffic-time collection devices that will be installed along Kingston Pike between Bearden... read more
April 14, 2017
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson continued his visit to Miami Thursday. Carson is on what he calls a cross-country "listening tour" learning about the projects HUD and other housing organizations fund.
April 12, 2017
When it comes to energy and environmentally friendly buildings, no way of keeping score is more familiar than LEED, the venerable Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification and rating system. The nonprofit U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its first version of LEED in... read more
Transportation is one of the biggest issues facing cities today, and autonomous cars offer a tantalizing solution for the future. A concept that bridges the areas of infrastructure, IoT, data, the sharing economy and even the entire model of vehicle ownership, the subject of connected, self-driving... read more
April 10, 2017
Montreal to create an Electrification and Intelligent Transport Institute As part of its long-term goal of reducing vehicle emissions and helping to fight climate change, Canada's second largest city, Montreal, is establishing an Electrification and Intelligent Transport Institute to aid the... read more
April 10, 2017
Dallas officials blame computer hacking for setting off emergency sirens throughout the city early Saturday. Rocky Vaz, director of Dallas' Office of Emergency Management, said all 156 of the city's sirens were activated more than a dozen times.
April 06, 2017
Iowa's roads and highways may soon be made much safer thanks to a new smart system being develop by a group of engineers at Iowa State University.
April 05, 2017
As more and more cities adopt the Internet of Things (IoT) to tackle challenges and increase efficiency, new questions arise. Smart cities now face issues of policy, design, civic life and economics. Technological innovation may have been the first step, but it isn’t the last.
April 05, 2017
The House Energy & Commerce Committee on Tuesday held a hearing looking into ways to improve cybersecurity across the healthcare sector. In recent years, cybersecurity has been a growing concern in healthcare, with high profile cyber-attacks and vulnerabilities causing disruptions for insurers... read more
April 04, 2017
Transportation labor leaders have laid out a strategy focused on shaping President Donald Trump's $1 trillion transportation infrastructure package and tackling challenges faced by transportation workers. Related Content: But the labor leaders, along with Democrats in Congress who support the... read more
April 03, 2017
AT&T plans to spend about $40 billion over the next 25 years to build a broadband network reserved primarily for public safety officers. A Commerce Department agency that functions as a public-private partnership is awarding AT&T about $6.5 billion to over the next five years to build,... read more
March 31, 2017
Verizon Wireless has activated its Category M1 LTE network, making it the first U.S. carrier to launch a nationwide LTE network dedicated to the internet of things. The carrier said it will offer IoT data plans for as little as $2 per month per device, with customized options available for bulk... read more
March 30, 2017
AT&T has expanded its Smart Cities program by partnering up with the Dallas Innovation Alliance (DIA) - a public-private partnership dedicated to the design and execution of a smart cities plan for the City of Dallas - to launch the DIA Smart Cities Living Lab.
March 30, 2017
Scientists at NASA are proving the intellect of teens isn't limited to just science fairs or small-scale lab experiments with the advance CitySmart, a smart city platform designed to help mayors and city staff manage resources. Through A World Bridge (AWB), an international program led by NASA and... read more
March 29, 2017
Uber Technologies Inc put its self-driving cars back on the road on Monday, voicing confidence in its autonomous vehicle program three days after one of its cars was involved in a crash in Tempe, Arizona.
March 29, 2017
The Bloomberg Philanthropies announced a new certification program for municipal data-driven governance as part of its growing What Works Cities initiative on Tuesday. “The certification will help cities know where to look for good practices,” former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg told a... read more
March 27, 2017
Uber Technologies Inc suspended its pilot program for driverless cars on Saturday after a vehicle equipped with the nascent technology crashed on an Arizona roadway, the ride-hailing company and local police said. The accident, the latest involving a self-driving vehicle operated by one of several... read more
March 24, 2017
In terms of technology, cities on the road to becoming smart have plenty of options to choose from. Municipal leaders need to weigh these decisions carefully in order to ensure their city’s continued growth, but the right course of action differs from city to city and the answer is never simple.
March 23, 2017
For much of the past half century, St. Louis incurred a gradual decline as residents left the city. Like other urban areas, its population eventually stabilized with the revitalization of its central corridor and more young people moving in and around downtown. But now, the latest Census estimates... read more
March 21, 2017
In the early days of American government, engagement with citizens was composed of letters, spirited speeches at city hall and the occasional revolution. Today, after waning and resurging, waning and resurging, the interactions between people and their government have largely taken a new form.
March 20, 2017
Sacramento's active efforts to streamline installation of 5G networks was likely part of the reason Verizon choose the city for its pilot.
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